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The Challenger Bread Pan

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The Challenger Bread Pan

So, I break down and bought the Challenger Bread pan.

Wow.  Simply put, wow.

I've used it several times and I've gotten spectacular success each time.  I preheat my oven to 475 for 30 minutes. I load the bread using parchment.  I immediately turn the oven down to 400 and set my timer for 20 minutes.  I then remove the lid and set my timer for 15 minutes (at 400).

I should have remembered to take a picture.  The most amazing oven spring I've ever had, and the ear... All along the cut in the dough.

Anyway, just thought I'd weigh in on my results.